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04 October, 2009

Mosaic Monday/Outdoor Wednesday...or...Dreaming of the Beach!

chair2 I need a virtual trip to the beach! Two of my friends have each gone to the beach with their families this week and I want to be there, too! Don’t feel too sorry for me, though, because I will be there at this very moment a month from right now! I will be sitting in this chair at Seagrove Beach, Florida, enjoying what is, to me, one of the most amazing beaches in the world! No...that is not snow! That is beautiful white sand! It will be wonderfully peaceful and quiet. The weather will still be gorgeous and there will be no crowds! Can you hear the surf and seagulls yet? If not, just turn up the volume and you will! :-) I will take long walks on the beach and I'll need to because...


redbar I will eat at all of my favorite restaurants! I'll have eggplant stuffed with shrimp and scallops at The Red Bar (pictured above)…fried green tomatoes with crawfish étouffé at Stinky’s Fish Camp…crab cakes with slaw and hush puppies at Bayou Bill’s…crabcakes cavallo at Another Broken Eggand shrimp and grits at Bud and Alley’s, where I will sit on the rooftop deck and enjoy the view!

Click here to see Bud and Alley’s live web cam and enjoy a little taste of the beach if you need it as badly as I do!

Photo of The Red Bar from http://www.atthebeachfl.com


page But at least one night, I won’t go out for dinner. I’ll boil some shrimp, sit on the beach and watch the sunset! You can almost hear a hissssss as the sun sinks into the gulf! Ahhhhhhh!


chair3 Won’t you join me?

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please join Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday to see one of her beautiful mosaics and to find a list of this week’s participants!

Outdoor_Wednesday_logo Then on Wednesday, head on over to Susan’s at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday, where we get to peek into Susan’s beautiful gardens and see what everyone else has been up to while enjoying the beautiful weather this week! See you next time! A la prochaine!

59 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie! Oh what a lovely beach and the month will be over before you know it and then you can go. At first I thought that pretty white sand was snow! It's beautiful! Pretty mosaics!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. Time flies Debbie so don't worry before you know it you will be there too. I love Florida and its beaches. We have been their many times and I love it. We usually went to the Florida Keys. It is also so beautiful there.
    Have a nice week.
    Riet

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  3. My goodness... I too thought the sand was snow and you were just pulling a trick on us. The only place I've seen sand similar to that was at White Sands, New Mexico. Yours is much better. Just as I was thinking how nice it would be to have sound with your blog pictures... there it came. Lovely!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  4. Love your beach pictures. A month will just fly by.

    Carol

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  5. Beautiful, Debbie, but of course this little ole Floridian would think so! ;-)

    Wish you were coming to our nearby beach...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  6. Oh Debbie, I know you are so looking forward to this trip. I can hardly wait for you to get there and just relax and enjoy. I know you will take tons of pictures so we can all enjoy everything you do and all that you see. Eat some for me too, it all sounds fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  7. I'm not a beach fan, but I could get into it with the promise of food like that. Looking forward to a report when you return. Sally

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  8. Debbie, it has been a rainy kind of dreary day here so I sure enjoyed those beach pictures!! You get to go soon? I'm jealous.

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  9. Looks like a perfect place to vacation. I would love to get away this time of year when there are no crowds. So relaxing and the food sounds divine!

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  10. Lucky you! A month from now, we'll be freezing, lol! Very nice beach photos!

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  11. Before you know it, you will be wiggling your toes in the sand, too. :) A month from now, it will be getting pretty cold here in NJ. Thanks so much for sharing your beach pictures at Mosaic Monday. :)

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  12. I love those sunsets! The pinks are so soft and very captivating! Lovely mosaics!

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  13. Girl! You got my attention! This is our favorite spot on the sand as well. We've been to most of the restaurants you mentioned and I can taste that good ole seafood right now! Wish we were looking forward to a trip soon, but I guess we'll have to wait till next year.

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  14. Gorgeous setting for a nice dinner on the beach! Love your mosaic!

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  15. I love the beach too ... it's why I live where I do. Virtual trips are the next best thing to real ones, right? I've shared mosaics on two blogs this week ... just because ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,
    storyteller
    Sacred Ruminations
    Small Reflections

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  16. I took a look at the menus and girrrrl I am hungry! It's getting around dinner time and can't figure out what to have. I'll either check out the freezer or maybe I'll go get some fast food. I know not the most healthy option but I'm tired!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    Bonnie

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  17. Debbie, sounds like a perfect little vacation. October should be a lovely time to be at the beach. I was in Sandestin in August. There was Another Broken Egg there as well. Love their sign of the rooster atop the egg. I posted that photo on my Outdoor Roosters post during the Week of Roosters. :-) Love listening to the sound of ocean and the seagulls. Thanks for this lovely post. ~ Sarah

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  18. Hi Debbie...

    Ohhh...what a beautiful beach! Oh my yes...Florida will be so beautiful when you get down there...I'm so happy for you, Darlin'! Sounds like your trip is going to be a blast...and Ohhh, all that yummy fresh seafood! Really enjoyed your photos! The mosaic...simply serene!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  19. Oh Debbie, thanks so much for the virtual vacation! I know how gorgeous those beaches are. And the restaurants sound fantastic. We've been to Another Broken Egg and loved it. Have a wonderful time and can't wait to see lots and lots of pictures. Hugs, Kat

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  20. Oh I want to go too! You talked me into it and I swear I hear sea gulls in the background calling my name! What a lovely beach! hugs, Cindy

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  21. Great mosaic! I'm a beach lover too...it sounds like you can't wait!

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  22. Hello Debbie. Sounds like a wonderful vacation. Watching the the sunset.. listening to the waves rolling..seagulls singing..Love the beach.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Looking forward to the next vacation:).

    Have a great week.

    Regina

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  23. Beautiful photographs and mosaics, Debbie! You are making me crave for another trip again, LOL! But no, I need to rest for a while...Christine

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  24. Loved seeing your pics. , even if you really were not there.

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  25. Beautiful sunset. Lovely mosaic!

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  26. Wow, this looks like a great place to vaca! I live in Florida and have never ventured to this neck of the woods. My family must head in this direction. The restaurants look wonderful!
    Have a great vacation!
    Cindy

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  27. Know what you mean about the beach, the time will fly by and then you'll be there again.
    Think of me as I take my first stroll along the wide flat beaches of Hilton Head SC on Friday afternoon, I can't wait.
    Happy MM
    Maggie

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  28. What beautiful pictures, i'm packing now. Love the Gulf sand and waters.
    Sandy

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  29. Would love to join you on the virtual day at the beach. Looking for sea shells is so calming.
    Happy Monday Blessings ;-)

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  30. Great atmosphere at your beach scene. I love just sitting on the beach and people watch. The water has a really calming affect on me.

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  31. Now that is truly snow-white sand! Nope, don't feel too sorry for you. Wish I was going too. Lovely photos. And always enoy seeing your helpful kitties on the sidebar!
    Brenda

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  32. I knew that white sand had to be on the Emerald Coast somewhere :) It is a beautiful area and you will be there in no time at all! Lovely photos!

    ~Susan

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  33. Oh I'd love to be there too! Thanks for sharing this beautiful pics and hope the time flies til you get there yourself.

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  34. I'm just gonna close my eyes and with your wonderful beach sounds, I think I am already there...thanks for sharing

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  35. Hey Debbie! Let me say first of all, I was elated when I saw you had stopped by my blog! It was so good to hear from you. It's always nice to see what you are up to.

    Oh, I did not make it to the beach this summer. For various reasons, our annual trip to N.C. and Va has been postponed. We are still trying to make it work this fall, but all I can hope for is a nice, crisp walk along the ocean. That will do nicely!

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  36. Girl this looks so great I love the ocean so much and I missed it since moving to the mountains...but its only 2 hours from me so I try and go at least once a year...I pray all is well in your world my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria ps who takes care of the staff while your gone???

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  37. Hello Debbie,

    Great photos! Since I did not get to the beach this weekend, I sure did need a dose of it today.

    Thanks for sharing!

    ~ Tracy

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  38. Beautiful mosaic, and beach chair shot. I was down the beach today, but needed a sweat shirt..still beautiful though!
    I know you are looking forward to your trip this fall...no pun..:)

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  39. Ha Ha, I actually turned to my window to see the lost seagull I heard. Took me a second to realize where it was coming from! We do occasionaly get them this far inland but it's usually during the rain/fog season.

    You got me a second time too, My first thought was snow, not sand. Wow its pretty there. Our sand is very different out here on the West coast. That's what I hear anyway, I've never been to an East coast beach.

    Someone from your staff sent a friend to apply for a position here but it just didn't work out!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  40. Oh the anticipation! I hope you'll have a wonderful trip -- it sounds wonderful! Wish we could all join you! Wouldn't that be a beach blast?

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  41. Debbie,
    I thought I was all excited about fall and over the end of summer until I saw these photos! The beach calls my name...no matter what the season. I am blessed to be 15 minutes from Tybee but there is something about Florida....especially the west coast and the Keys that is just so special! I know you will have a wonderful time!

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  42. You make it sound so wonderful I just may hitch a ride with you LOL! I only like the beach at the end of the season when it's not too hot and when there aren't too many people!

    Manuela

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  43. Fantastic post as we wind up the summer months and fade into Fall... I am totally a beach person... Great photos and story!
    Really Rainey

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  44. Love, love those beach pics! The Gulf side Florida beach is my favorite place to be. I went twice in the last 6 months and I alread feel like I NEED beach! Enjoy every minute of your beach vacation!
    Kathy

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  45. Can never get enough of the BEACH! Enj0y your trip next month.
    Joyce

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  46. Debbie, where is Seagrove Beach?... I know you said Fla. but where in Fla.
    Do you know my little secret??
    I'm planning a get together in March for my birthday to N.C... Georgia and Fla. Seems like we might meet in Fla. and go from there.. are you in?
    Would love to meet you.
    Love Claudie
    xoxoxo

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  47. I know you are going to have a wonderful trip to the beach!!! Don't worry Kevin will take good care of you "staff" while you are gone! :)

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  48. Beautiful post Debbie, My Catie and Bailey love the beach. Her dream is to move to the East Coast to be closer. Here in Mo. we don't have many beaches..lol.. thanks for swinging by and saying hello.. I'll pass your wonderful words onto my Bailey. hugs ~lynne~

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  49. Oh what a beautiful beach -- I'd be right there with you if I could. What is it about the shore that is so mesmerizing? I even like the smell of low tide, hahaha!
    Cass

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  50. What wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing them with us. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

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  51. Thanks for your sweet comments about Austin! I can't wait for you to see his bedding in person either....it is so cute! And yes I am sure you will be putting many miles on that chair as well!!

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  52. All that you have planned sounds like such fun! I have never been to that beach before but it's certainly gorgeous and a month from now you will probably enjoy it more when the temps dip a bit here and it's still sunny and warmer there. Hugs to you and YOUR entire STAFF!
    Happy Twirls

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  53. Debbie -- if you get a chance...come on over to my 100th post -- there may be a couple of things that interest you!

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  54. Debbie, I was just passing time on RMS and ran across this new posting. Wanted to make sure you see it. Prepare to be in love, this lady could be your best friend. :)

    http://www.roomzaar.com/rate-my-space/Dining-Rooms/Dining-Room/detail.esi?oid=8877340

    Hope you have had a wonderful beach vacation.

    Stacey

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  55. count me in! we have snow here already!

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  56. Debbie,
    This beach looks wonderful so can I please virtually join you? Thank you for you comments on my French Kitchen Charm post. You would certainly know first hand better then anyone what they are all about. My experience living in Dubai quickly taught me how important a work triangle is. They use beautiful high end products and materials, but the kitchens are laid out poorly. I had to hike the length of a football field to fetch items from my refrigerator.
    Cathy

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  57. Salut Debbie, nous sommes de retour et encore la plage me manque! Tes photos sont si belles! Le coucher du soleil est magnifique. A HH nous avons toujours vu le lever du soleil (sur l'eau)- encore magnifique! Je te léléphonerai tot.....Linda

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie